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Direct Care Counselor

This is an hourly non-exempt position that reports directly to the Program Supervisor at the residential site. The Direct Care Counselor is responsible for the care and supervision of clients at the group home. They are required to establish a positive, supportive relationship with clients and ensure that they maintain a therapeutic, warm, homelike atmosphere at the residential program. It is their duty to report and document any and all incidences that occur at the residential programs or community. At all times, they must maintain a positive working relationship with all supervisory, support, peer and other Brian’s House employees and conduct themselves in a professional manner while adhering to all Brian’s House, federal, state policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for safety, health and wellbeing of clients at all times.
  • Maintain proper levels of supervision for clients at all times as stipulated in the ISP and/or Management.
  • Provide assistance, instructions and guidance toward client independence in such areas as dressing, washing, feeding, personal hygiene, tooth brushing, toileting, social interactions, effective/appropriate communications techniques, etc.
  • Responsible for preparing meals, feeding clients and providing close supervision and quality interaction during meal times.
  • Responsible for housekeeping tasks including but not limited to making beds, sorting laundry, dusting, cleaning, organizing clients and maintaining neat and orderly arrangement of client’s personal belongings residential program.
  • Assist in shopping for supplies for the clients and the program and maintain accountability of resident’s funds, petty cash (must keep and submit receipts to Supervisor).
  • Participate in individual and/or group recreational and/or social activities based upon the particular needs of assigned clients.
  • Transport clients to and from day program, medical appointments, social and recreational activities. Supervise clients and maintain proper levels of supervision while out in the community or day program

Qualifications Requirements Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • At least one (1) year experience in a residential care facility or equivalent preferred.
  • Knowledge of practical aspects of the training and care of mentally disabled individuals preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write, enter dates and follow verbal/written directions, prepare written reports and complete written forms in English.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $15.00 – $16.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Weekends only


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Downingtown, PA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)



  • Driver’s License (Required)


Shift availability:

  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)


Work Location: In person

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